Originally Posted by Geglamash
Either the gold or bronze Silverstone 450W PSUs are excellent.
No the bronze is not great by any meansWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I really had high hopes for this unit. In the end, I was disappointed with its performance, but I think the overall functionality of this unit really outweighs its shortcomings in performance. The unit stays well within spec for voltage regulation if you don't crossload the unit and the ripple and efficiency are good. As far as SFX power supplies go, there aren't many better ones out there... especially at this price. On the other hand, if you were to consider using this in a chassis that could utilize a full size ATX power supply, you'd be making a mistake. Units with better performance, as good efficiency at a price of around $20 less aren't hard to find. So let's leave it at this: For an SFX unit for a micro ATX or ITX build, this unit is jonnyGURU recommended. As a power supply overall, given the mediocre performance and relatively higher price, there's certainly room for improvement.
Small SFX size
Comes with bracket to allow for standard ATX (PS2) mounting
Good price for an SFX PSU that can actually put out 450W
Doesn't live up to the performance expectations of a full size ATX (PS2) sized power supply
UVP (Under Voltage Protection) did not shut off power supply when I felt it should have
Mediocre voltage regulation associated with a mediocre group regulated design
Super short cables limit power supply's usability
Aesthetics were not top priority with SilverStone